Jessica DeLosh English 101-006 Mrs. Alderfer April 27, 2015 Rhetorical Essay Orcas: Captive Beauties The film, Blackfish is a documentary based on the true factual information about the effects on orcas while in captivity. The film reveals SeaWorld’s behind the scenes of what actual goes on at everyone’s favorite amusement park. As the documentary goes on, more is revealed about the emotional and physical pain the orcas endure. The film Blackfish effectively convinces the audience that orcas should not be held in captivity because of the evidence discrediting SeaWorld. The use of 911 calls and personal testimony about capturing whales help reveal emotional appeals.
Whatwould it be like to be surrounded by enclosed walls, very cramped enclosuresand not having freedom? This describes life as an animal in a zoo or aquarium keptin captivity. Some debate and characterize aquariums and zoos as being“captive”while others feel the marine and land animals should be let out into the seaandexperience what freedom is really like. However, animals that are taken in havein most cases suffered an injury or illness from being in the wild. These captivedisplays of the animals are an educational experience and show on lookers whatit looks like to be down in the sea with the other animals, what all theaquatic life looks like and in zoo cases what’s it like to be in the animalwild.
She gave the history of how things the private owned dealt with the overpopulation of animals. One example would include catching thousands of unwanted dogs and drowning them in a river. Many animal lovers did not like this solution so Sexton concluded by presenting a solution that is still in act today. That “solutions included
But to the average human, sharks are demonized into vicious monsters. (Kimly, 4) The reasons for the demonization of the great whites are humans’ superficial anthropomorphism attitudes that sharks choose to eat humans as their prey. These beliefs are enforced by the media and society seeking to over-spectacularize the species. The fear that the media forces upon humans to feel about sharks has been transformed into fascination and obsession with the animals. Hunters are now encouraged to kill the great whites to support the widely popular shark-fin industry in Asia as well as to report back to the American beaches that they will be free from shark attacks.
With the widespread criticism of zoological institutions such as SeaWorld by documentary makers, as seen in “Blackﬁsh” it is important for people to realize that propositions expressed in such media are not always based on fact and or are justiﬁable. The only way to correctly describe “Blackﬁsh” is to describe it as an over-zealous attempt to cut off the research and care of Orcas in captivity. ! ! Recently, SeaWorld has come under ﬁre for keeping animals in captivity, and in particular it’s Killer Whales (Orcas).
The home range of transients is much harder to define than that of the residents. As the nickname suggests, transient pods roam in search of food. They eat marine mammals almost exclusively: seals, porpoises, sea lions, and even other whales. The social structure of the transients is more difficult to define; it appears to be much more fluid with distantly-related members often changing pods. In my personal observations and time spent on the waters of Monterey Bay in California I have seen transient orcas who have been photo identified in waters as far south as Catalina Island and as far north as Alaska, in each location with different travel companions.
This is the reason why most rip off movies of Jaws are these terrible B grade movies. The only way a movie like this could exist in this current time is by having a really far out plot like a mutated or genetically modified shark terrorizing everyone. The focus of this essay will compare Jaws (1975) to Free Willy 2 (1995). The focus is on the treatment of animals and how they are represented in these two films. As well as this other events such as what happened between these two periods will be looked at to understand not only how both films are different but why they are different.
Living in captivity not only affects their physical health but their mental health as well. There have been multiple incidents where captive orcas have attacked their trainers, but not once has there ever been an orca who has attacked a human being in the wild. Captivity negatively affects the natural social structures of orcas and affects their mental and physical well being tremendously. By humans trying to contain what they cannot control, the animals are being put at risk. Predominantly, orcas have an enlarged lobe adjacent to their limbic system, the system that processes emotions, which makes them more capable of emotional depth.
Testimony: Their owners "really love these animals but they're loving them to death," says Tim Harrison, director of Outreach For Animals, a rescue operation in Dayton, Ohio. (Guarino, 2011, Oct 20) 5. Document: To meet the demands of those who keep exotic animals as pets, dealers often have to take the animals from their native lands. This disrupts the ecosystems from which they are stolen, and can disrupt the ecosystems to which they are taken if they escape
Behind it was a mirror” (Martel 39). People are known to be unkind to animals in zoos where even on accident, many animals die every year from consumption of unsuitable objects. However, there is also a more meaningful side to this topic. Humans act just as relentless as animals when they are pushed to the edge of survival. This is seen in the final chapter of the book on Pi’s second account of what occurred on the life boat.